Vancouver neighborhoods cut off from fire and police protection by increased train traffic. A highly volatile commodity traveling near homes. An industrial area prone to liquefying in an earthquake.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 9:52 a.m.
SEATTLE — The King County elections office is conducting a recount Monday on the proposition in the city of SeaTac to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
PROSSER — Weather experts are warning that the continuing cold weather threatens dormant cherry buds in Washington state.
By JOSH BOAK, Associated Press December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — As the U.S. job market improves, it's also evolving, with winners and losers.
By Associated Press December 8, 2013 4:50 p.m.
TACOMA — Last year's auction of the former state liquor stores held promise for dozens of small entrepreneurs. Many now say they are struggling to stay in business.
By Susan Parrish December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
The demand for highly trained workers in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — has created a need for advanced STEM training in high school classrooms. But finding highly qualified teachers with real-world STEM experience is challenging. One key reason is that STEM salaries are considerably higher than teacher salaries.
By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — There will be plenty of cars and beer being hawked in the Super Bowl but fewer Hollywood movies.
By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
More than half of U.S. workers aren't saving enough money to be able to cover essential living expenses in retirement, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments.
By Richard Wronski, Chicago Tribune December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
CHICAGO — As the current oil boom in North Dakota, Montana and Canada continues, long freight trains hauling dozens of black tank cars are rolling across the country and through the Chicago area with increasing regularity.
By Anna Staver, Statesman Journal December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
When Nike decided to support same-sex marriage in Oregon, it could have issued a statement of support.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, Associated Press December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
NEW YORK — Sex toys. French films. Star Wars action figures. Erotic photos.
By Cami Joner December 8, 2013 6 a.m.
Can't believe I'm sayin' it.
By Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel December 7, 2013 6 a.m.
GREENWOOD, Wis. — Butter is back.
By Sherri Buri McDonald, The Register-Guard December 6, 2013 5:43 p.m.
Oregon's economy wobbled in October, but should get back on track soon and continue recovering in 2014, said University of Oregon economist Tim Duy, who compiles a monthly Index of Economic Indicators.